Weekend Picks: April 9th-12th

Our weekly picks for some great live local music. Thursday: - Pete Bernhard (Davis), Emily Jane White and Conspiracy of Venus at Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $8. - Dexter Romweber Duo (NC), Sassy and The Touch-me-nots at Thee Parkside. 9pm, $10. - Wiretap Music Presents: Covers Compilation CD Release Party with: The Lovely Public, Battlehooch and Schande at Cafe Du Nord. 9pm, $10. Friday: - SMILE presents: Bart Davenport, Miranda Lee Richards (LA) and Trust (cd release) at The Knockout. 9pm, $5. - The Dashing Sons, Sister Grizzly, Grand Lake and Rad Cloud at The Uptown. 9pm, $8. - Kelley Stoltz, [...]

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Wiretap Music Covers Comp Release Tonight

Our friends at Wiretap Music are celebrating the release of Covers, their new local music compilation, tonight at Cafe du Nord. This two-disc comp features one disc of covers and one of originals from lots of great local bands - but it's even cooler because they cover each other! And to celebrate, they brought together a fantastic lineup: The Lovely Public, Battlehooch and Schande. The Lovely Public - "Japanese Candy" (Little Teeth) Check out this great review at The Deli SF to get an idea of what you're in for, and then go buy the CD to support [...]

F*ck the Recession Party Tonight at Rickshaw

What better way to say "f*ck the recession" than with free beer? Tonight at the Rickshaw Stop, Broke Ass Stuart (the website for everyone "who wants to enjoy life not as a rich person, but as a real person") will provide a keg of free beer while supplies last to those who RSVP. And even better, the party will include performances from Sugar & Gold, Richie Cunning and DJ Citizen Ten. Sugar and Gold - "Slice me Nice" SF Indie Mart will also be on scene, doing free screen printing if you bring in a blank shirt. So, [...]

Loch Lomond New Video + 4/13 at Du Nord – Win Tickets!

As evidenced by this year's South by Southwest, Portland may just be taking over the independent music world. There are so many good bands coming out of Portland, it's hard to keep track. We were lucky enough to see many of these, but one that really made an impression on us is Loch Lomond. They will grace San Francisco with a show at Cafe du Nord on Monday, April 13, and you can win two tickets! Keep reading for info. The term "chamber pop" seems to be coming up a lot to describe Loch Lomond, but the rich textures created [...]

By |April 6, 2009|Tags: |

First Friday at The Uptown with Scissors for Lefty Tonight

Continuing what's becoming one of our favorite traditions, The Uptown will host another amazing night of local music with First Friday tonight. Scissors for Lefty, French Cassettes and Alright Class will perform. Scissors for Lefty - "Lay Down Your Weapons" from Underhanded Romance Doors open early at 6pm so you can take advantage of the $2 Pabst. The show starts at 9pm and there's no cover!

Tickets on Sale Today for Screenings of “D-Tour”

D Tour Trailer from dtour on Vimeo. As a part of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Kabuki Theatre will be showing three screenings of "D-Tour," a film about Rogue Wave Drummer Pat Spurgeon's ongoing struggle with kidney problems, and his agonizing wait for a kidney donor. This film promises to be both heartwrenching and inspiring, and obviously has a strong Bay Area tie. More details here. Here are the showtimes for this 99-minute film: Friday, May 1 at 9 pm Monday, May 4 at 3:15 pm Thursday, May 7 at 5:15 pm After the 5/1 screening, there will be [...]

By |April 2, 2009|Tags: , |

Weekend Picks: April 2nd-5th

Thursday: - Greg Ashley, No One & the Nobodies (cd release) and The Butterfly Bones at Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $8. - White Denim (TX), Lemon Sun (LA), Amateurs and Music For Animals at Bottom of the Hill. 9:30 pm, $10, all ages. Friday: - The Music Lovers and This Union Shuttle at Make-Out Room. 7:30-9:30pm, $7. - KALX Presents: Jeremy Jay, Maus Haus (closing set) and The Mantles at Cafe du Nord. 9:30pm, $10. Saturday: - Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound (cd release), Hot Lunch and Pins Of Light at El Rio. 9pm, $7. - The Heavenly States, The Federalists, [...]

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Pesticide Watch Fundraiser Tomorrow

Pesticide Watch, a fantastic local nonprofit dedicated to "[helping] citizen groups across California develop sustainable solutions for dealing with pests, instead of using toxic pesticides" is holding a great fundraiser tomorrow (Thursday, April 2) evening at Space Gallery in SF. The amazing local bill includes Jake Mann (solo electric), Ash Reiter and Roy G Biv and The Mnemonic Devices. The show is hosted by Senator Mark Leno of SF, Eva Royale of the Cesar Chavez Holiday Committee, Michelle Darby of Stop the Spray San Francisco and more. You can reserve your advance tickets online here for $25 suggested donation. It's [...]

Weekend Picks: March 26th-29th

Our weekly picks for some great live local music. Thursday: - Thee OhSees, Grant Hart (MN), Eat Skull (Portland) and The Fresh and Onlys at The Eagle. 9pm, $?. - Trainwreck Riders, Wildildlife (Seattle) and Ovens at Kimo's. 9pm, $?. Friday: - Starfucker (Portland), Grand Lake (cd release), Man/Miracle and Guidance Counselor (Portland) at Lobot Gallery. 8pm, $5. - Scissors for Lefty, The Hot Toddies and Song of the Siren at Red Devil Lounge. 9pm, $12. - No Kids (Vancouver), Parenthetical Girls (Portland) and Social Studies at Cafe Du Nord. 9pm, $10. - The Botticellis, Winters Fall and Belly of [...]

By |March 26, 2009|Tags: |

Grand Lake Celebrate Record Release Friday and Saturday

Making both sides of the Bay Area happy, Grand Lake will play shows in both Oakland and San Francisco this weekend to celebrate the release of their new record. Friday's show in Oakland is the official release party at LoBot, with Starfucker, Guidance Counselor, What's Up (all from Portland) and Man/Miracle. Saturday they play at The Hemlock with Starfucker and Guidance Counselor. Grand Lake - "Nevermint" Grand Lake is the project of ex-Port O'Brien bassist Caleb Nichols, with long-time friend Jameson Swanagon on guitar, Ryan Parks on drums and Erika Pipkin on keys and vocals. The new album [...]

By |March 25, 2009|Tags: |
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